28th August Current Affairs
PM Modi should implement OROP for real tribute to 1965 war heroes: Congress
The Congress Party on Friday said that “real” tribute to the heroes of 1965 India-Pakistan war will be accepting the ex-servicemen’s demand of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and implementing it.
1965 war veterans to hold own programme
Veterans of the 1965 India-Pakistan war will gather at Jantar Mantar on Friday to observe the golden jubilee of the war, but boycott the government function.
12 Crore People to Become Citizens of Smart Cities
The total population of these proposed 98 Smart Cities is about 12 crore accounting for 35 per cent of country’s total urban population as per the 2011 census, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said while releasing the list.
Individual Registration Begin for PM Modi’s Silicon Valley Event
Individual registration to the Silicon Valley community reception for Prime Minister Narendra Modi have kicked off in Washington, less than a month before his scheduled second visit to the US.
28th August Current Affairs
History of galaxies unravelled for the first time
A team of international scientists has shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their lifetime.
PM Modi meets South Korea’s Lotte group chairman in Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met South Korea’s Lotte group Chairman Shin Dong – bin in New Delhi. The two are likely to have discussed about business investments in India.
Google rejects ‘unfounded’ EU antitrust charges of market abuse
Google Inc has rejected EU antitrust charges that it abused its market power, exposing the company to the risk of a hefty fine if it does not alter its business practices.
China says will report pollution information from Tianjin blast site
China’s Environment Ministry has put in place a 24-hour monitoring system for pollutants from explosions this month at a port and will report accurate and timely data to the public, it said on Friday.
Former Indian spinner Venkatapathy Raju joins coaching team for ICC Americas Cricket Combine
Former Indian spinner Venkatapathy Raju will be part of the coaching team for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas Cricket Combine.
PV Sindhu looks to seal Rio Olympics berth
A bit sad to miss out on a hat-trick of World Badminton Championship medals earlier this month, PV Sindhu is now preparing to look ahead.
Djokovic could face Nadal in US Open quarterfinals
Novak Djokovic could meet eighth-seed Rafael Nadal in the US Open quarterfinals while Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka meet in another quarterfinal under the US Open draw announced.
Sania Mirza recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
The Sports Ministry confirmed that Wimbledon doubles champion Sania Mirza has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna but made it clear that the final decision rests with only the Awards Committee
Amid Chinese crisis, India viable investment destination
The current Chinese crisis offers a renewed opportunity for development and economic growth to India the CEO of a group that aims to boost Indo-US ties has said.
Sensex climbs 350 points; Nifty regains 8,000-mark
The benchmark BSE Sensex rallied over 350 points to 26,582.13 in early trade on Friday on continued buying by investors as the September series in the derivatives segment began on a strong note.
Rupee marginally up at 66.02 against dollar in early trade
The rupee recovered marginally by two paise to 66.02 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday amid gains in stock markets.
RBI governor calls for PSBs to be compensated for social initiatives
Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan has taken on the government for thrusting the Jan Dhan Yojana on public sector banks and has called for compensating the PSU lenders.
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